January 2019, the idea of a starting a podcast came to me when I was scanning the news over morning coffee.
Ideas are strange things for they come out of nothingness, energizing thoughts into patterns that coalesce into something that appears to have been a natural occurrence. Serendipity seems to be waiting on the sidelines ready to conjure the circumstances to bring the idea into reality. For me, it was friend who sent me a link to a podcaster who featured her short story submission on his podcast. I was inspired by the presentation.
Podcasts have the potential to be a space for storytelling, a place to share ideas, experiences and memories.
The name, Tea Toast & Trivia, was a combined effort with my sister, Sarah. I wanted “tea and toast” which comes from a long-time tradition that dates back to the 1840’s when Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford invited friends to join her in the afternoon for tea, toast and conversation.
Sarah came up with the word “trivia” because trivia is what makes life interesting.
On March 10, 2019, I held my breath and pressed the publish button on my first podcast entitled, “Freedom in the Delay.” I had entered into the unknown.
Tonight I want to thank my remarkable guests who have shared their stories, poetry, writing, insights, and wisdom. And to those who listen in, thank you for putting the kettle on and adding to the conversation.